Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Working together for the common good

At Manhattan College, you’ll find a caring Lasallian Catholic community, easy access to the heart of New York City, and a close-knit campus that’s filled with academic and extracurricular opportunities. Nestled in Riverdale, a tree-lined suburban community in New York City, Manhattan College offers students an intimate residential campus that is located only minutes from Midtown Manhattan. Academic excellence is emphasized at Manhattan College, a private, independent, coeducational Lasallian Catholic institution of higher education founded more than 160 years ago.

Students may choose from over 40 majors within the College’s six schools: Liberal Arts, Business, Education and Health, Engineering, Science, and Continuing and Professional Studies. A student-faculty ratio of approximately 12:1 allows our students to receive individual attention and support from distinguished faculty who are renowned in their fields. Coupled with our small class sizes, our students thrive in a tailored learning environment that promotes personal and professional achievement that lasts a lifetime.

Our graduates include top corporate executives, internationally known engineers and scientists, and leading educators, journalists, and lawyers. Notable alumni include former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani ’65; bestselling author James Patterson ’69; Laura Ricciardi ’92, filmmaker and co-director of Netflix’s Making a Murderer; Noreen Krall ’87, Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel for Apple; and Eileen Murray ’80, Co-chief Executive Officer and a member of the Management Committee at Bridgewater Associates CP.

Learning beyond the campus
Manhattan College provides easy access to New York City, known around the world as the center for commerce and the arts. Manhattan College Jaspers enjoy the special advantages the College has to offer, including a strong network that links students and alumni to each other through our extensive internship and mentorship programs.

The College offers many opportunities to study in other countries. Studying abroad represents an opportunity for intellectual, cultural, and personal growth for students, many of whom have never gone beyond the borders of the United States.

Service learning is also a significant form of experiential learning and plays a role in the education of Manhattan College students. Whether they participate in programs around the world or in New York City, Jaspers can be found lending a helping hand.



U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan 15th out of 145 in the Best Regional Universities–North category of its 2019 “Best Colleges” list. This is the 12th year in a row the College has placed in the regional top 20.


U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan College sixth in the region in top schools for student veterans.


Brookings rates Manhattan ninth out of more than 7,000 two- and four-year schools in an analysis that examines how well schools prepare students for successful careers.


Money magazine listed the College #17 on its “50 Best Colleges That Add the Most Value” list in 2017.


In PayScale’s annual College Return on Investment report, Manhattan College ranks 28th among private colleges and universities and 57th among the 1,833 institutions surveyed throughout the United States, placing the College within the top 4% of all institutions in return on investment.


Forbes put Manhattan among the top 100 Northeast colleges and the top 10 for Catholic colleges on its 2018 “Best Value Colleges” list.


Military Times lists Manhattan in their Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings

School of Education & Health 

Nurturing the whole person
The Lasallian mission is central to the School of Education & Health. We foster our students’ hearts and minds in close-knit classrooms, preparing them to be teachers, counselors and health professionals who will lead and empower the next generation. Our professors promote excellence in scholarship and teaching, respect for individual dignity and a commitment to social justice through hands-on service.

Field experience
The School of Education & Health offers rich and varied field experiences. For education students, hands-on training begins with classroom observation and culminates in student teaching. Our health professions students spend a semester in a clinical internship at a local hospital or institution. Others conduct research or join service trips. It's these real, hands-on experiences that help solidify your career choice and make you a valued professional who can lead.

92% Education majors employed upon graduation

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I participated in a lot of service opportunities here. Manhattan College opened my eyes to the importance of giving back."

    • Lauren Breen '16
      School of Education & Health
  • “What I love most about Manhattan College is the community and spirit of Jaspers which extend far beyond Manhattan College Parkway. I was able to learn more about myself, my community, and the world in which we live. ”

    • Kerry Cavanagh '20
      School of Engineering
  • “I’ve been blessed to meet people from all over the world at Manhattan College. Such a diverse institution fosters relationships based on understanding.”

    • Abdias Myrtil '16
      School of Business